[maemo-community] Maemo Summit Accommodation

From: Sebastian 'CrashandDie' Lauwers crashanddie at gmail.com
Date: Sun Jul 19 12:37:57 EEST 2009
AFAICT, hotels won't be significantly cheaper if you book in advance
(though they can get more expensive when nearing towards the fully

However, it might be possible to knock down the asking price a bit
when booking for a larger group. Also, if finance is an issue, shared
accomodations are usually a lot less expensive.

I would suggest calling a few hotels, asking for someone in charge
(front-desk personnel rarely has the authority to give discounts) and
use the hotels against each other (e.g.: "Hotel xyz offers me a 15%
discount if I book 5 double bedrooms in September, how much discount
would your hotel be willing to offer?"). Hotels will be more willing
to ensure a group of people coming by offering a discount rather than
individual customers who are more likely to cancel.

In other words: negociate for yourself and colleagues first, and if
you get good deals, you can be sure others will jump on board.

On 19/07/2009, Murray Cumming <murrayc at murrayc.com> wrote:
> Any idea when we might have Accommodation suggestions for Amsterdam?
> http://wiki.maemo.org/Maemo_Summit_2009/Accommodation
> We (Openismus) would like to book early to save money, but we'd like to
> be with the other attendees too.
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